(AllHipHop News) Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson felt some type of way about Kanye West’s comments on Beck winning “Album Of The Year” over Beyoncé. During a post Grammy Awards interview, West stated the 44-year-old rocker needed to “respect artistry.” Manson took issue with the statements, and she penned an open letter to Kanye.
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Manson wrote on her Facebook page:
Dear Kanye West
It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry.
You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.
You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt.
In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own.
Grow up and stop throwing your toys around.
You are making yourself look like a complete t###.
Ps.I am pretty certain Beyonce doesn’t need you fighting any battles on her account. Seems like she’s got everything covered perfectly well on her own.
Kanye later spoke about his Beck comments. The producer/rapper clarified that he did not mean to suggest the Morning Phase album creator was not an artist. Ye claimed his commentary was directed more toward the Grammys, but the “Only One” performer did not reverse his opinion that Beyoncé was more deserving of the award.
“I wasn’t saying Beck. I said the Grammys. Beck knows that Beyoncé should have won,” said Kanye. “Come on man, I love Beck, but he didn’t have album of the year.”